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Adventures in Clean 2022

13 May (2.30pm) - 16 May (2.00pm) 2022 UK BST

Price: £895.00 (£1074 inc VAT)

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Venue
The Practice
58 Caldy Road
West Kirby, Wirral
United Kingdom
CH48 2HN

First 5 places: £695 + VAT = £834 (2 places remaining at this price)
Next 10 places: £795 + VAT = £954 
Final 5 places: £895 + VAT = £1,074

Timings for the event: 

Friday 13 May 2.30pm to 6.00pm

Saturday 14 May 10.00am to 5.30pm

Sunday 15 May 10.00am to 5.30pm

Monday 16 May 9.30am to 2.00pm


Description

Join us for a multi-level clean experience, with six of the world’s leading clean practitioners. Whether you choose to work on your own personal development, or focus on learning more about clean modelling, this will be a fantastic Clean Learning opportunity.

The event will centre around personal therapeutic development sessions. Everyone who attends will be facilitated by one or two of us for at least one session on a topic of their choice. If personal development is your main purpose for attending, you’ll be able to gain from several sessions over the course of the weekend. We’ll be using Clean LanguageSymbolic Modelling, Clean SpaceEmergent Knowledge and the Whirly Gig to facilitate your personal journey of insight, clarity and change.

Between your own development sessions, you can reflect, write, draw, walk, talk with other participants, observe others’ sessions, ask questions or coach someone else and be supervised by one of us. There will be several things going at once. We will often work in pairs, observing and asking each other modelling questions to learn more about how we each work. You’ll be able to observe all of this and to ask us your own modelling questions during the debrief sessions. This includes modelling what was happening in the facilitator’s mind as they were working with the client as well as modelling the unfolding structure of the session and the client’s journey.

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Please note that this is a group event and all sessions will open for everyone to observe and participate. Everyone who attends the event will be expected to take part in at least one personal development session.


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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James Lawley

James Lawley studied with David Grove for 12 years and is the co-developer of Symbolic Modelling, and co-author of Metaphors in Mind. He teaches Symbolic Modelling to therapists, counsellors, coaches, managers and teachers throughout the world.

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Penny Tompkins

Penny Tompkins co-developed Symbolic Modelling and is co-author of Metaphors in Mind. She is a leader in the field of autogenic metaphor and systemic change, and is a psychotherapist registered with the UKCP.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.

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Phil Swallow

Phil has worked closely with leaders in the developing field of clean approaches, both in UK and France, as experienced facilitator, co-trainer and assessor.

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.


Venue

The Practice

The Practice is Caitlin and Shaun’s family home and is situated on the stunning Dee estuary, with views across to North Wales. When you’re not involved with learning you can enjoy a walk along the beach or in the nearby parkland. There are plenty of reasonably-priced B&Bs nearby and West Kirby boasts many lovely pubs and restaurants.

Accomodation

The following places are all within a short walk or drive of the venue. You will need to contact them directly to book accommodation. (Prices correct Jan 2018 - please confirm before booking.)

Caldy Warren, Caldy - Just along the road from venue
Abbey House Apartment, West Kirby, 1.7 miles from venue
China Plate Farm, West Kirby - Single rooms from £40, 2 miles from venue
Peel Hey Guest House, Frankby - Rooms from £85, 2.2 miles from venue
Seaways Cottage, Hoylake - Rooms from £40, 3.2 miles from venue
Number Fifteen, Hoylake, 3.6 miles from venue
Wyngate Guest House, Hoylake - Single rooms from £50, 4.8 miles from venue
Mere Brook House, Thornton Hough - 8.6 miles from venue

It’s also worth checking out airbnb.co.uk.

Directions

Train:

The nearest train station is West Kirby. Liverpool Lime Street is a 25 minute taxi journey away (Satellite Cars - 0151 201 0001)


Testimonials

What a mind-blowing, life-changing experience! I knew the Adventures in Clean would change me in some way; I know how powerful the process is. Getting through and beyond a bind that has bothered me for some time has been a profound experience for me. Being able to find my voice and feel comfortable in voicing my opinion is also a great experience. Being able to model top Clean Language facilitators was also a rich experience as I witnessed many other peers who seem to have similar experiences to mine (judging by their smiling faces on the last day!) I'd like to thank the entire team, Marian, Caitlin, Shaun, Penny & James for their professionalism in organising this event and pulling off in a very well-orchestrated manner! As well as Marcus' awesome bodywork! Really helped my back condition many thanks! Shaun's fabulous meals – kept us feeling nourished from within as well. Enjoying the experience with the other attendees, my peers, also made the experience an even richer journey. The whole homely yet professional supportive Clean Learning environment was a most welcome experience. If you have taken Clean Language training and would not only like to see Clean Language in action by experienced professionals and/or have discovered areas in your personal life that you would like to be addressed, i.e. any blocks (my metaphor!) then Adventures in Clean is a must-have event to attend!

Lorraine Biggs

I had a full weekend of experiencing how it feels to be in charge of my change and how valuable that is. I am still discovering what has come up in my sessions and how it affects my life. I liked the set-up of having the 6 top Clean Language facilitators not only sharing their expertise but also learning openly from each other. It was a warm and fuzzy atmosphere for everyone to let go of their facades and be truly themselves.

Gudrun Stolzenburg, Coach

Adventures in Clean was a privilege to attend. I had the opportunity to witness the best in Clean work with others AND have the experience of being facilitated by the best. My professional knowledge has deepened and I am already more effective as a facilitator. Personally, I am now living within a metaphor that will stay with me and morph for the rest of my life. Already new behaviours have emerged, sometimes at unexpected moments. I will be forever grateful for those few days.

Cathy Foster, Coach
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Clean Facilitator Programme

Currently online

Always available

Price: £2245 +VAT

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Description

Our Clean Facilitator Programme is designed to enable you to gain the skills you need to use Clean Language, Clean Space and Symbolic Modelling to work confidently with clients and to be able to demonstrate the skills required for Clean Facilitator, Level 1.

Start by discovering what you can about Clean Language, finding out how it works and what excites you about it, and deciding whether you want to go further on this journey. The route you take is up to you and can include attending courses and practice groups, reading, experiencing clean coaching for yourself and joining one of the many social media groups dedicated to clean. Providing you can demonstrate the required skills, there is no obligation to join a particular course or to get to the required level within a particular timeframe.

However, we do of course run training courses that will equip you with the relevant skills:

  • Clean Language: Core Skills will give you all the basics and you’ll learn how to facilitate a Clean Language / Symbolic Modelling session from start to finish. This course is available in-person and online. During the training we encourage participants to set up peer coaching groups amongst themselves so you can begin to get the practice and experience you need.
  • Clean Space training where you will learn how to facilitate another of David Grove’s innovative clean approaches.
  • Symbolic Modelling: Fine Tuning Your Skills - a series of 3-day or 5x webinar modules where you can hone your skills in a small-group setting, until you reach Level 1. Assessment is part of this programme.

The Clean Facilitator Programme package includes Core Skills, Clean Space and 3 Fine Tuning modules.

You can attend these courses at any time, although Core Skills must be completed before you start Fine Tuning.

NB It is possible you will need more than 3 x Fine Tuning modules in order to reach the standard for certification. If so, you will be able to purchase further Fine Tuning modules @ £400 (plus VAT) per module.

What happens: When you purchase this offer, we will contact you to find out your preferred dates for each course. See Events Calendar for trainings already scheduled. We are always adding new dates and you don’t have to settle on your choices straight away.

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Who is it for?

This programme is for you if you are:

  • A coach, therapist or someone who helps other people think
  • The kind of leader who prefers to empower people rather than telling them what to do
  • Future oriented, outcome focused and fascinated by what makes people tick
  • Someone who enjoys learning new tools and different ways of thinking
  • Serious about achieving a good standard as a Clean Facilitator

What will I gain?

  • Expert tuition in a small group environment
  • How to help your clients to recognise the patterns that are running their lives, to identify their own inner resources, and to achieve their desired outcomes
  • New insights and changes for yourself that will surpass what you thought possible
  • Become a Certified Clean Facilitator

Criteria for Clean Facilitator Level 1

​Download here:

Criteria_for_CF_level_1.pdf (pdf 168KB)


Your trainer(s)

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Testimonials

Having completed the Clean Facilitator Level 1 training, I feel confident in my abilities to use Clean Questions, Clean Space and Symbolic Modelling within my coaching practice and I have a thirst for more Clean learning.

Alison Flanagan

Clean is an excellent tool to get to the truth. It’s fabulous to help individuals explore and discover new solutions. I will use the skills and knowledge I have learnt in my leadership development programmes, personal coaching and in meetings.

Martine Scannell
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ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring

21-22 March, 24-25 May, 11-12 July 2022, 9.30am-5.30pm each day (UK time)

Early bird price: £1,995.00 (£2394 inc VAT)
Available until Fri 31st Dec 2021, normally £2,295.00

Book your place

Venue
The Practice
58 Caldy Road
West Kirby, Wirral
United Kingdom
CH48 2HN

All-day Workshops: 21-22 March (Mon/Tue), 24-25 May (Tue/Wed), 11-12 July (Mon/Tue) 2022 9.30am-5.30pm (UK time) each day

Induction Session: 1 March 2022 9.30-10.30am

Assignment Mentoring Sessions: 26 April, 14 June, 2 August 2022 9.30-10.30am


Description

If you are a coach or a manager - or working towards being one - join us for our ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring to learn foundational clean coaching methodologies along with other robust coaching tools, to inspire capability in others and coach them for success. Gain a coaching qualification recognised by the ILM, who set the standard for industry-recognised, accredited leadership and management qualifications. Clean coaching is a person-centred approach.

This course consists of 3 training modules of 2 days each (total of 42 contact teaching hours), 4 x 1-hour webinars, 15 hours of peer coaching practice, 18 hours of coaching with clients, plus 3 written assignments.

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We start with an introductory webinar where you will meet your course tutors who will take you through what’s involved in taking this qualification. Then on the first module you will learn what coaching is as well as some basic coaching tools and models. You will also be training your attention to notice your own patterns and those of others in the group, gaining awareness of how we all experience the world in a different way. And you will create Developmental Tasks based on the feedback you receive when taking part in coaching practice. By the end of the module you will be practising a whole coaching session.

Following these initial days, you will start your coaching practice and will take part in peer group supervision with your fellow participants. There will be another webinar and you will be encouraged to complete your first written assignment which is about coaching and the coaching models you have learned.

The second module is about considering your own strengths and weaknesses as a coach, based on the evidence so far. You will also learn how to use clean questions to elicit models for learning at your best, managing time, making good decisions, and controlling your state. These activities will improve your own self-awareness as well as adding to your repertoire of coaching tools and ideas. There will also be continued practice of the skills.

Your coaching and peer group supervision will continue after this and you will also start compiling your coaching portfolio.

In the final module, as well as continued practice in the skills you have already learned, along with new coaching models, there will be a chance to reflect on your journey so far. We will discuss how to put your skills into practice in the workplace, and what are some of the values and beliefs you hold as a coach. This will help you with the third assignment, a reflective journal.

Upon successful completion of the coaching, supervision and written assignments we will apply for your ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring. This qualification is the academic equivalent of completing a Foundation Degree, 2 years of a regular degree or an HND qualification.

The written assignments are 3,500 to 5,000 words each, and you will also be expected to read Clean Approaches for Coaches (Marian Way) and Coaching Skills For Leaders in the Workplace (Jackie Arnold), and to watch Caitlin Walker’s Clean Language and Systemic Modelling DVD. As well as the 6 days of live training, you will also practice and develop your skills through 15 hours of peer group practice (online or in person), 18 hours of work-based coaching, 1 hour of supervision and a reflective journal. You will also need to be able to develop a plan for your future professional development in coaching or mentoring with an in-depth SWOT analysis and a 12-month personal development plan, including monitoring and evaluating your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

 

If you wish, you can study for the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring instead. The training and peer group coaching are the same - and you will need to do 54 hours of work-based coaching and 3 hours one-to-one supervision. The written assignments are slightly different.


Who is it for?

  • Coaches who want to polish their skills in clean coaching
  • People who want to create coaching cultures in their teams and workplaces
  • First Line Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Middle Managers
  • Senior Managers
  • Mentors
  • Whole Teams

What will I gain?

  • A critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of a workplace coach and mentor
  • A deeper understanding of how coaching and mentoring can impact an organisation
  • The ability to assess your own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach and mentor
  • The skills you need to run coaching and mentoring sessions based on Clean Language and other methodologies
  • Your own personal and professional development
  • The ability to plan, deliver and review coaching and mentoring in an organisation
  • ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring, which you can use as evidence of your own development as a coach and mentor

Your trainer(s)

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Alison Blackler

Alison is a vibrant, enthusiastic coach and facilitator who works energetically to enable individuals and teams to be their best and reach their maximum potential. Alison manages our ILM programme as well as teaching on it.

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Cheryl Winter

Cheryl is a qualified coach who specialises in coaching neuro-diverse clients in the workplace. She teaches on our ILM Level 5 programme.

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

The Practice

The Practice is Caitlin and Shaun’s family home and is situated on the stunning Dee estuary, with views across to North Wales. When you’re not involved with learning you can enjoy a walk along the beach or in the nearby parkland. There are plenty of reasonably-priced B&Bs nearby and West Kirby boasts many lovely pubs and restaurants.

Accomodation

The following places are all within a short walk or drive of the venue. You will need to contact them directly to book accommodation. (Prices correct Jan 2018 - please confirm before booking.)

Caldy Warren, Caldy - Just along the road from venue
Abbey House Apartment, West Kirby, 1.7 miles from venue
China Plate Farm, West Kirby - Single rooms from £40, 2 miles from venue
Peel Hey Guest House, Frankby - Rooms from £85, 2.2 miles from venue
Seaways Cottage, Hoylake - Rooms from £40, 3.2 miles from venue
Number Fifteen, Hoylake, 3.6 miles from venue
Wyngate Guest House, Hoylake - Single rooms from £50, 4.8 miles from venue
Mere Brook House, Thornton Hough - 8.6 miles from venue

It’s also worth checking out airbnb.co.uk.

Directions

Train:

The nearest train station is West Kirby. Liverpool Lime Street is a 25 minute taxi journey away (Satellite Cars - 0151 201 0001)


Testimonials

This course went way beyond what I expected. I had an amazing experience. I was visible and I was listened to and I think that is very hard to achieve in any training. I felt really supported and safe. I now use the skills in large public sector organisations, in focus groups, in networking, in managing conflict, designing interviews and in career work I do in schools.

Victoria Wilken, Business Psychologist

An absolute must for anyone wanting to improve their coaching and communication skills. Clean Learning’s approach to the course is great and you can take new, easily adaptable skills to both your workplace and personal life.

Kim Koskinen

The ILM Level 5 in Effective Coaching & Mentoring course is a practical and thorough introduction to putting Clean Language to work in a precise and purposeful way. Over 3 -day modules we learned how to use apparently simple tools to build emergent models of a client's space, develop clear outcomes, resolve drama and work with Clean Feedback and Developmental Tasks. This course taught skills that cannot be learned from reading Clean Language books. Progress in online study groups between the taught sessions showed both how far my learning had progressed and provided the content for the assignments.

Mike Haber, Digital Information Model Developer
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Inner Child Workshop

Tuesday 8 March, 1pm until Friday 11 March 2022, 12:30pm

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

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Venue
Online via Zoom

There are four client places and 5 observer places available. 

Timings each day:

Day 1

1pm to 3:30pm

4pm to 6:30pm

Days 2 & 3

10am to 12:30pm

1pm to 3:30pm

4pm to 6:30pm

Day 4

10am to 12:30pm

All times are GMT

There will also be a 1-hour set up for all participants on Wednesday 2 March 2-3pm GMT.


Description

One of the original reasons David Grove and Cei Davies Linn developed Clean Language was to work with someone’s inner child in a way that was respectful and which also made sense to that part of a person’s psyche.

You can attend this workshop primarily as a client – i.e. your main reason for attending is to experience the therapy process for yourself. There will be four ‘therapy’ places. Or you can join in primarily as someone who wants how to learn how to do this work and who is happy to observe us working with others. There will be five ‘observer’ places.

Everyone will do an initial session and then we will work more deeply and demonstrate the whole process with those who have opted to be clients. There will be many opportunities for questions and answers as we go along. A week before the workshop starts there be a 1-hour ‘set up’ webinar for everyone.

This is an opportunity to learn about:

  • The clues to the presence of an inner child
  • How to change your speed and tonality when asking questions of an inner child
  • How to keep track of time and sequence
  • Identifying ‘T-1’ and pristine nouns
  • Discovering and developing redemptive metaphors
  • Integrating healing
  • Creating ecology checks

NB The inner child process is ‘deep’ and a 3-day workshop will not equip you to run it safely unless you already have a strong foundation in Symbolic Modelling (Clean Facilitator Level 1) or are a qualified coach or therapist. You must have supervision in place and make a robust contract with your client.


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

It is now some time since I attended the Inner Child workshop and it turns out to have been a major tipping-point in my personal development. Marian's and Caitlin's individual loving and supporting attitude, their experience and the unique Clean Approach healed a deeply ingrained and buried trauma. Furthermore, by observing their facilitation and dealing with the different kinds of topics and issues of the participants I fostered my understanding of the Clean Methodology and improved my facilitation skills. I appreciated that everything was co-created in the moment and based on the content and personalities of the group. For me it was like an afterburner for an airplane: speeded everything up, used the available resources and enabled me to reach new levels.

Frank
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1-Hour Clean Language Taster

29th November 2021 6.30-7.30pm UK time

Price: £15.00 (£18 inc VAT)

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Venue
Online via Zoom

Description

Our 1-Hour Clean Language Tasters are designed to give you an experience of Clean Language during a friendly online session. We start by asking everyone present what they want to get out of the session and then we do our best to make sure that you get what you want - whether that’s learning about Clean Language, witnessing a demonstration or finding out more about us or our products and services.

In this way, we demonstrate our clean approach at work: the session is about you and what you want, rather than about us and what we imagine you want to know. It also means each session is different and so you can join us two or three times, learning something different each time. We want to answer your questions and give you an opportunity to get to know us.

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Who is it for?

This webinar is for you if you:

  • Are new to Clean Language and would like to know more
  • Have questions about Clean Language or related topics
  • Like to know about new cutting-edge coaching tools
  • Want to witness - or take part in - a Clean Language session

What will I gain?

Each webinar is different, and the content will be dependent on who takes part. Typically we cover:

  • What Clean Language is and how it originated
  • The most useful Clean Language questions
  • How to use Clean Language to develop metaphors, and so unlock the power of the unconscious mind
  • A demonstration of Clean Language in a coaching or interviewing context
  • An opportunity to get all your questions answered

Your trainer(s)

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Doris Leibold

Doris has trained in Clean Language, Symbolic and Systemic Modelling. She is passionate about sharing tools and strategies that enable people to stay empowered in difficult of situations and make decisions that are in line with their values.

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Karrie Shield

Events Coordinator

Karrie is an up-and-coming trainer for Clean Learning, so you may well meet her on one of our courses. She is a qualified coach and she runs our online practice group. She also enjoys co-ordinating our events and keeping on top of the admin.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

Thank you for this deep-going webinar. I benefitted in two ways: Professionally, I got a very good impression of Clean Language and how to determine when this method will be the right one for my clients. And I very much like the philosophy of David Grove. Personally, I had a deep insight what it needs to feel comfortable and have fun speaking English. And even while talking with you I felt an inner and symptomatic change. Wow. I was also very impressed by your attitude and clarity. Thank you. I'm now into Clean Language and I want to learn and experience more.

Frances Loumer
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Systemic Modelling Rolling Programme Professional Level (Was Level 1)

29 Nov-2nd Dec 2021 09:00-13:30 UK time (GMT) each day

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

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Venue
Online via Zoom

Buy four Rolling Programme modules and save £400

Buy eight Rolling Programme modules and save £1600


Description

Once you have experienced Systemic Modelling as a participant (on our Clean For Teams workshop or equivalent) and completed our Foundation Level programme, you can join in with the Systemic Modelling Professional Level rolling programme. This will give you a complete framework and an abundant toolbox for encouraging teams to move from contempt towards curiosity and collaboration. And we use the process to teach the process so you will be experiencing multi-level and collaborative learning at its best.

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Regular in-depth and intensive training will enable you to develop competency in applying the principles that underpin Systemic Modelling. You will learn how to use clean questions and metaphor models to support a group to better understand one another and to develop the skills and capability they need to collaborate meaningfully.

You may join in one module (usually 3 days or 5 x 3.5 hours) at a time, or commit to attending four or eight modules (with a price reduction). Joining in on a long-term basis will enable you to explore the process more deeply, including the philosophy behind it and the skills required to deliver it well. There’ll be skill-building exercises to stretch your attention and to develop your confidence and in-the-moment coaching to ensure you’re competent in the process. You’ll be delivering group processes live to fellow participants and you’ll be offering and receiving feedback from trainers and peers. Between modules, you’ll be expected to find groups of your own to practice with. This programme is fun, full-on and focused.

The models and skills that make up Systemic Modelling include: clean questions; developing personal metaphors; group modelling; becoming #DramaFree; pattern detection; tracking patterns in the group dynamic; developing your personal modelling state. There’ll also be plenty of opportunity for discussion about applications and how you’ll put your learning into action.

 

There is a continuous assessment process, with a number of assignments that will require you to collect and act on feedback from the trainer, your fellow participants and any other recipients of your skills. You can start this process whenever you wish and when we are confident in your ability to deliver the models consistently and effectively, you will be awarded your Systemic Modelling Professional Certificate.


Who is it for?

This training is for you if you are:

… and that can be adapted to suit any context.

  • A change manager, HR professional, trainer or teacher
  • An independent coach, consultant or facilitator who works, or wants to work, with groups
  • An agile coach or project manager
  • A Clean Facilitator who currently works with individuals and want to extend your clean skills so you can work effectively with groups
  • A leader or senior member of any kind of group, team or organisation
  • Anyone interested in how change can happen in groups
  • Fascinated by what makes groups tick, interested in detecting patterns in yourself and others and open to learning from feedback
  • Someone who believes that change starts with yourself
  • Looking for group-facilitation or teaching methods that will:
      • Reduce conflict or bullying and create a culture of collaboration
      • Create a learning culture that honours and utilises diversity
      • Support a culture of self-management and empowered working within a team
      • Develop shared metaphors for visions, values, projects – anything that matters to the group
      • Get away from drama situations and hidden agendas and encourage outcomes, actions and feedback
      • Help people move from contempt to curiosity to collaboration

What will I gain?

  • The Systemic Modelling framework, models and tools and how to run them effectively
  • The ability to pay attention to language and behaviours at an individual and group level and to be able to utilise what happens in a group to help them to achieve their desired outcomes
  • More information about your own patterns of thinking, behaviour, attitude and identity and how these relate to other people’s patterns
  • An understanding of the role that language, especially metaphor, plays in group thinking, and how you can utilise that to create deep sustainable change
  • The ability to detect when drama is happening within a group and the skills you need to unpack the drama and move beyond it
  • The opportunity to be part of a supportive peer group, where everyone is working together to master the art of Systemic Modelling
  • Continuous professional development as you get feedback on your work and use that to develop unique tasks that help you grow into your role as a group facilitator
  • A Learning Log that will take you, step by step, through the learning process – with space for you to record examples and note achievements – as you work towards your Systemic Modelling Professional certificate.

Pre-requisites

The Systemic Modelling Professional modules are open to those who have completed at least one Foundation module and to those who started the old Level 1 before September 2020. If you have any questions about which module to join first, please contact us.


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

I’m a reasonably experienced business coach with some high profile clients, and with the tools I had at my disposal prior to Clean I was successful and my clients got good results. However, I’ve started using Clean very quickly after the programme and it’s taken my coaching and results onto another level.

Michael O' Flaherty

This is the best training I have ever been on. I loved the open and welcoming atmosphere. Every moment was used as a teaching opportunity - it was truly an immersive experience. I had a sense of being welcomed into the clean tribe. So nice! I’m feeling so affirmed and challenged which is quite a thrill. Thank you. I’m looking forward to our next sessions already.

Michael Blythman, Psychotherapist

Systemic Modelling has been a real eye-opener for me, to see the levels that feedback can be taken to. Your ability, as coaches, to be precise, warm, constructive, observant & honest, along with your cooperation, which seemed completely relaxed & open, created lots of safety for me &, I think, for the group. You took our needs & wishes into consideration whilst keeping us moving forward & covering the materials. The clarity of your communication & the lightness of your tone, makes the work seem light even when it feels hard.

Soren Holm, Master Coach & Trainer
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Inner Child Workshop

Tuesday 23 November, 1pm until Friday 26 November, 12:30pm

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

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Venue
Online via Zoom

The four client places have now been filled. Observer places are still available. 

If you are primarily interested in being a client, please get in touch and we'll let you know when the next Inner Child event is confirmed. 

Timings each day:

Day 1

  • 1pm to 3:30pm
  • 4pm to 6:30pm

Days 2 & 3

  • 10am to 12:30pm
  • 1pm to 3:30pm
  • 4pm to 6:30pm

Day 4

  • 10am to 12:30pm

All times are GMT

There will also be a 1-hour set up for all participants on Wednesday 17th November 2-3pm GMT.


Description

One of the original reasons David Grove and Cei Davies Linn developed Clean Language was to work with someone’s inner child in a way that was respectful and which also made sense to that part of a person’s psyche.

You can attend this workshop primarily as a client – i.e. your main reason for attending is to experience the therapy process for yourself. There will be four ‘therapy’ places. Or you can join in primarily as someone who wants how to learn how to do this work and who is happy to observe us working with others. There will be five ‘observer’ places.

Everyone will do an initial session and then we will work more deeply and demonstrate the whole process with those who have opted to be clients. There will be many opportunities for questions and answers as we go along. A week before the workshop starts there be a 1-hour ‘set up’ webinar for everyone.

This is an opportunity to learn about:

  • The clues to the presence of an inner child
  • How to change your speed and tonality when asking questions of an inner child
  • How to keep track of time and sequence
  • Identifying ‘T-1’ and pristine nouns
  • Discovering and developing redemptive metaphors
  • Integrating healing
  • Creating ecology checks

NB The inner child process is ‘deep’ and a 3-day workshop will not equip you to run it safely unless you already have a strong foundation in Symbolic Modelling (Clean Facilitator Level 1) or are a qualified coach or therapist. You must have supervision in place and make a robust contract with your client.


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

It is now some time since I attended the Inner Child workshop and it turns out to have been a major tipping-point in my personal development. Marian's and Caitlin's individual loving and supporting attitude, their experience and the unique Clean Approach healed a deeply ingrained and buried trauma. Furthermore, by observing their facilitation and dealing with the different kinds of topics and issues of the participants I fostered my understanding of the Clean Methodology and improved my facilitation skills. I appreciated that everything was co-created in the moment and based on the content and personalities of the group. For me it was like an afterburner for an airplane: speeded everything up, used the available resources and enabled me to reach new levels.

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1-Day Introduction to Clean Language

23 November 2021, 09:30-17:30 UK time (GMT)

Price: £140.00 (£168 inc VAT)

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Description

Our 1-day Introduction to Clean Language is designed to give you a ‘taster’ of what it’s possible to achieve with this powerful methodology, along with the basic skills you need to get started. The day will be based around powerful Clean Language tools that are easy to learn and which you can put into practice immediately:

  • Clean Set Up: getting off to a good start and avoiding hidden agendas
  • Developing a resource metaphor: gain awareness of your own resources and learn how to help others do the same
  • The Target Model: how to stay on track during a clean coaching session
  • Clean Feedback: how to give feedback that people can do something about
  • One Minute Motivation: stop procrastinating and start taking action - and how to get others to do the same without giving them any advice

These simple, practical tools can be used in a multitude of contexts. Along the way, you will also learn the basic Clean Language questions, what assumptions you are making a split second after someone speaks and how to clean can help you keep those assumptions to yourself and so move from contempt to curiosity. There will also be a demonstration of clean coaching.

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Who is it for?

  • Coaches, counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists
  • Therapists and health workers
  • Managers and directors from all sectors
  • Teachers, parents, social workers
  • Interviewers and researchers
  • Anyone who wants to improve their ability to communicate well

What will I gain?

  • The basic Clean Language questions and how to ask them for maximum effect
  • Listening and questioning skills that will enhance your communications
  • Ways to apply the principles of Clean Language in different contexts
  • Simple tools for clarifying people’s desired outcomes and motivating them to take action
  • Discover the structure beneath the metaphors we use to describe our everyday experiences
  • Personal development as you practise with others in the group

Your trainer(s)

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Doris Leibold

Doris has trained in Clean Language, Symbolic and Systemic Modelling. She is passionate about sharing tools and strategies that enable people to stay empowered in difficult of situations and make decisions that are in line with their values.

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Alison Flanagan

Alison is a health, personal and professional coach. She holds an ILM 7 in Coaching and Mentoring and is a Certified Clean Language facilitator and Level 0 Systemic Modeller.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

I really enjoyed the introduction to Clean Language. It clearly demonstrates the power of the words and questions you can use to elicit the kind of response from an individual that gets to the real issues they have quickly and cleanly, without imposing your agenda. This is an excellent programme.

Simon Teague

Highly valuable process in communicating with groups, partners, in coaching and many other fields. I enjoyed the ratio of 'presenting' and experiential practice.

Laura Schlatly, Spiritual Guidance Practitioner

I loved the relaxed atmosphere and clear guidance. I was pleasantly surprised how much learning I gained from a few hours!

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Systemic Modelling Rolling Programme Foundation Level (Was Level 0)

8-12 November 2021 9.00am-1.00pm each day UK times

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

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Buy eight Rolling Programme modules and save £1600

Buy four Rolling Programme modules and save £400


Description

The Rolling Programme starts here...

Once you have experienced Systemic Modelling as a participant (on our Clean For Teams workshop or equivalent) and are ready to learn how to run the process yourself, you can join this continuous learning programme, leading first to Foundation level then to Professional level Systemic Modelling certification. This will give you a complete framework and an abundant toolbox for encouraging teams to move from contempt towards curiosity and collaboration. And we use the process to teach the process so you will be experiencing multi-level and collaborative learning at its best.

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Regular in-depth and intensive training will enable you to develop competency in applying the principles that underpin Systemic Modelling. You will learn how to use clean questions and metaphor models to support a group to better understand one another and to develop the skills and capability they need to collaborate meaningfully.

You may join in one module (over 3 whole days or 5 shorter sessions) at a time, or commit to attending four or eight modules (with a price reduction). Joining in on a long-term basis will enable you to explore the process more deeply, including the philosophy behind it and the skills required to deliver it well. There’ll be skill-building exercises to stretch your attention and to develop your confidence and in-the-moment coaching to ensure you’re competent in the process. You’ll be delivering group processes live to fellow participants and you’ll be offering and receiving feedback from trainers and peers. Between modules, you’ll be expected to find groups of your own to practice with. This programme is fun, full-on and focused.

During the Foundation modules our focus will be on the basic skills of using Clean Language to facilitate a group:

  • How to get into – and stay in – a good state for facilitation
  • What’s the minimum you need to say to gain the group’s interest, without imposing your thinking on them
  • What kind of questions work well as ‘openers’ to get the modelling going
  • How to use clean and cleanish questions to accept and extend each person’s response, giving equal attention to all group members
  • How to encourage diverse contributions so everyone feels their ideas are accepted and valuable
  • How to get group members curious about one another’s responses
  • How to use your posture and your voice to draw attention to yourself (when you need more control) and away from yourself (when you have got a network of attention going in the group)
  • How to direct attention to different kinds of information as they emerge
  • How to ensure people get maximum learning from every session and that they leave knowing how they’ll apply what they’ve learned

All of this will be done by following a basic template that you will learn to adapt based on the group’s needs, the opening question and what emerges as you go along. We’ll be integrating the first stages of learning about the other Systemic Models too. For example, you’ll be learning how to give feedback to your fellow participants using the Clean Feedback model and how to create a Developmental Task to make the most of your learning opportunities. And the content (or themes) we’ll be running will come from participants and can include asking about outcomes, senses, drama, brain state etc. – all the models you’ll become even more familiar with if / when you move on to the Professional level.

Foundation Level is a certification process in its own right and if what you are wanting to do is run small group processes using clean questions, this may be all you need. Those who want the full suite of Systemic Modelling skills and models can move onto Professional Level training once they have completed one Foundation Level module. This is also a great module to revisit any time you want to get back to basics.


Who is it for?

This training is for you if you are:

  • A change manager, HR professional, trainer or teacher
  • An independent coach, consultant or facilitator who works, or wants to work, with groups
  • An agile coach or project manager
  • A Clean Facilitator who currently works with individuals and want to extend your clean skills so you can work effectively with groups
  • A leader or senior member of any kind of group, team or organisation
  • Anyone interested in how change can happen in groups
  • Fascinated by what makes groups tick, interested in detecting patterns in yourself and others and open to learning from feedback
  • Someone who believes that change starts with yourself
  • Looking for group facilitation or teaching methods that will:
    • Reduce conflict or bullying and create a culture of collaboration
    • Create a learning culture that honours and utilises diversity
    • Support a culture of self-management and empowered working within a team
    • Develop shared metaphors for visions, values, projects – anything that matters to the group
    • Get away from drama situations and hidden agendas and encourage outcomes, actions and feedback
    • Help people move from contempt to curiosity to collaboration

… and that can be adapted to suit any context.


What will I gain?

  • More information about your own patterns of thinking, behaviour, attitude and identity and how these relate to other people’s patterns
  • The ability to pay attention to language and behaviours at an individual and group level – and to facilitate others to pay attention to theirs too
  • An understanding of the role that language, especially metaphor, plays in group thinking, and how you can utilise that to create deep sustainable change
  • The skills related to the basic Systemic Modelling format so you are able to help a group to model any theme they are interested in
  • The opportunity to be part of a supportive peer group, where everyone is working together to master the art of Systemic Modelling
  • Continuous professional development as you get feedback on your work and use that to develop unique tasks that help you grow into your role as a group facilitator

Progression

​Once you have completed a Foundation Level module, you can move onto the Professional Level modules. These are all about how to deliver the Systemic Modelling models, knowing how they fit together and when to use each one. The format of the Professional modules is similar to Foundation, with small group sessions offering plenty of opportunities for you to practise leading the group, including teaching the models. Each practice session is followed by feedback from peers and trainer. The modules will also include sessions taught by the trainer, so you will be taking part in live demonstrations of the work as you learn.


Pre-requisites

​To join the Foundation Level training, you must have completed Clean For Teams or an equivalent (e.g. if we have run a similar programme at your workplace).

You will also find it helpful to have read From Contempt to Curiosity: Creating the Conditions for Groups to Collaborate using Clean Language and Systemic Modelling by Caitlin Walker. This book, which details how Systemic Modelling came into being, contains numerous stories which illustrate how it can be used, along with information about all the models that will be taught on this programme.


Your trainer(s)

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Sarah Scarratt

Sarah is a certified Systemic Modelling and Clean Language facilitator with experience of working with groups and teams in education, the health service and in her own family-run business.

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Rachel Gilmore

Rachel is an ILM Level 7 coach and has a MSc in HR Development. She has spent more than 1500 hours coaching individuals, teams and organisations to enable them to (re) discover their purpose and be at their best.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

A ‘learning by doing’ journey for a group of 7 practitioners carefully guided by Marian and her amazing assistants Sarah and Karrie. The pace that was just right, fun exercises, time for reflection and inquiry, in-the-moment feedback and a welcoming space for celebrating our development in Clean! Highly recommended to anyone who wants to see groups self organize and build network wisdom through masterful facilitation.

Katya Rudelson, Management and Development Consultant

Sarah and Rachel facilitated a thrilling, vivid and emergent learning experience - Systemic Modelling Level 0 - which provided access to new dimensions.

Frank

This course has given me fabulous strategies and the confidence to help teams be more effective. Systemic Modelling enables teams to get to the real issues of why they aren't working as well and to create their own solutions. A must for facilitators, coaches and trainers working with teams.

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Clean Coach Certification Programme (ICF ACSTH)

1 Nov 2021 - 4 Apr 2022 (Mondays 9am-1pm UK time)

Price: £2,340.00 (£2808 inc VAT)

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Mondays

November 1, 8 15, 22, 29 2021

December 13, 20 2021

January 10, 17, 24 2022

February 14, 21, 28 2022 

March 7, 14, 21, 28 2022 

April 4 2022


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Are you a coach, aspiring coach or Clean Language facilitator? Or a manager, consultant, HR specialist, health worker or leader who would like to gain skills in coaching with Clean Language? Would you like to gain formal accreditation as a coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)?

Join our ICF accredited Clean Coach Certification Programme to gain training in clean coaching which also forms the basis of your application to become an Associate Accredited Coach (ACC).

The ICF is the leading global organisation for coaches and coaching, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. ICF accreditation is often required by those procuring coaching services - as a guarantee of quality.

The ICF defines coaching as: Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential.

We recognised this definition as being a good fit with what happens during Clean Language sessions, and together with our colleagues in Sweden - Lena Sobel and Søren Holm, both experienced ICF coaches - we set out to create an accredited course that would allow coaches to make full use of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling within their coaching practice.

During the course you will:

  • Establish definitions for coaching, Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling and learn how they can combine to produce powerful and often life-changing experiences for your clients.
  • Learn the basic clean questions of David Grove and how they can be used for maximum effect.
  • Practice Caitlin Walker's Clean Set Up model and ascertain different ways this can be used in a coaching context.
  • Find out how to use clean and clean-ish questions to reach and maintain agreements with clients, both at the start of a series of sessions and at the start of each individual session.
  • Discover how to identify problem statements, remedy statements, desired outcomes and resources and how to use clean questions to direct clients' attention more to desired outcomes and resources.
  • Determine which are the best clean questions for moving a client's attention from their conceptual, everyday world, towards a more metaphorical or symbolic expression of that world.
  • Learn how you can help your client to clarify the structure of their thinking by developing the unconscious metaphors they use.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the importance of metaphors in everyday communication and in coaching.
  • Find out how using Clean Language is a natural way to cultivate trust and safety with your client.
  • Participate in coaching practice sessions that will bring you rich personal development - as essential ingredient in becoming a coach.
  • Practice the Clean Feedback model during these sessions and integrate this into your coaching practice too.
  • Improve your listening skills and develop your coaching presence.
  • Discover how to partner with your client to design goals, actions and accountability measures that integrate and expand new learning.
  • Learn how the skills of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling relate to the ICF Core Competencies.
  • Understand the ICF Code of Ethics and what needs to happen for you to apply it in your own coaching practice.
  • The training will take place over 18 x 4-hour sessions via Zoom, with a 20-30-minute break during each session. Some of these sessions will be devoted to practice where you will receive feedback from experienced clean coaches who have already gained their accreditation with the ICF. During other sessions there'll be teaching, discussion, shorter practice activities, demonstrations and time for reflection. You will also have access to an online manual and to the Clean Campus - our online community of practice, where you can meet and practise with others on the course and with participants from other clean courses.

The Clean Coach Certification Programme is run according to clean principles, which means that although we’ll be going in a definite direction, the way we get there will be partly down to you and your needs, your questions and your interests. From the outset we’ll be discovering what kind of training you would like to have and we’ll be tailoring what we do to meet your needs. We’ll be checking in with you regularly, because we know that your ideas about what you’d like to have happen are likely to change as new information - about yourself, the process and the course itself - becomes available. 

We’ll be respecting and encouraging diverse thinking. We’ll be welcoming your contributions and your questions and we’ll be suggesting you ask them as they occur to you, so that your learning can happen in the moment. We love helping people to learn the skills of Clean Coaching - and to witness the personal development that occurs when these skills are put into practice. We hope you’ll find this programme fun, interesting and challenging, that you’ll enjoy the whole experience and that you’ll learn a lot.

This Clean Coach Certification Programme is recognised by the ICF as an ACSTH (Approved Coach Specific Training Hours) course, which counts as 62 hours of training. To gain the ACC accredition you will also need to do 100 hours of client coaching and to have 10 hours of mentor coaching, by an experienced ICF coach. You will need to record and transcribe one of your coaching sessions for a performance evaluation and take the ICF's Coach Knowledge Assessment. The approved training hours can also be used towards a PCC or MCC application, or as CEUs. 


Your trainer(s)

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

Online via Zoom

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Creating #DramaFree Conversations

28 October; 4, 11, 18, 25 November; 2 December (Thursday evenings) 6pm to 7:30pm UK time

Price: £220.00 (£264 inc VAT)

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Description

Are you finding it difficult to manage relationships? Always stressed out? Feeling frustrated or defeated? Surrounded by conflict, blame and repeating problems instead of clear thinking, agreement and action? Would you like some new tools and strategies to change the way you’re thinking about and reacting to the drama situations you find yourself in?

Creating #DramaFree Conversations is designed to help you reduce unnecessary conflict in your life, to move from drama to calm collaboration – at work, at home and in your community.

We have spent over 20 years supporting individuals and groups to detect the dramas they’re in or the dramas other people are trying to get them into.

During this six-week programme we will offer tools, including clean questions, to encourage you to get curious about your dramas, unpack the key pieces, separate evidence from inference, come to understand what is actually happening and your part in it. 

From this position of clarity, it’s possible to shift your attention towards what you would like to have happen instead. Just the act of unpacking drama can allow you to think and breathe more freely and become more creative in the options available to you.

You can’t always get what you want but you can take actions you are proud of. You don’t have to be going around the same old dramas day in and day out and wearing out your goodwill and patience.

The six weekly sessions will be as follows:

  • What is drama? How can you detect it? What are the costs and benefits of drama?
  • When you're in drama, you're like what? What triggers you into drama?
  • Separating your drama into evidence, inference and impact.
  • What would you like to have happen? And what if that's not possible?
  • Clean Change Cycle: Outcome, Action, Feedback
  • Reflecting on your learning - and what happens next?

Over the six weeks you will be able to try out different behaviours and get support and feedback from the group as well as the facilitators. Places are limited to 12.

Everyone who attends will receive a free copy of So you want to be ... #DramaFree - your own journal to record your experiences as you go through this programme.

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Who is it for?

  • Managers
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Anyone going through external or internal conflict and looking for resolution
  • Coaches looking for new tools to use with their clients

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.

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Sarah Scarratt

Sarah is a certified Systemic Modelling and Clean Language facilitator with experience of working with groups and teams in education, the health service and in her own family-run business.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

Creating #DramaFree Conversations is a brilliant event that really makes you think about the way language and behaviour influences what happens around us, whether it be in home or work life. It gives clear guidance on how to begin to change the dynamics to reduce drama and uses great examples to bring the whole thing to life.

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1-Hour Clean Language Taster

12th October 2021 6.30-7.30pm UK time

Price: £15.00 (£18 inc VAT)

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Description

Our 1-Hour Clean Language Tasters are designed to give you an experience of Clean Language during a friendly online session. We start by asking everyone present what they want to get out of the session and then we do our best to make sure that you get what you want - whether that’s learning about Clean Language, witnessing a demonstration or finding out more about us or our products and services.

In this way, we demonstrate our clean approach at work: the session is about you and what you want, rather than about us and what we imagine you want to know. It also means each session is different and so you can join us two or three times, learning something different each time. We want to answer your questions and give you an opportunity to get to know us.

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Who is it for?

This webinar is for you if you:

  • Are new to Clean Language and would like to know more
  • Have questions about Clean Language or related topics
  • Like to know about new cutting-edge coaching tools
  • Want to witness - or take part in - a Clean Language session

What will I gain?

Each webinar is different, and the content will be dependent on who takes part. Typically we cover:

  • What Clean Language is and how it originated
  • The most useful Clean Language questions
  • How to use Clean Language to develop metaphors, and so unlock the power of the unconscious mind
  • A demonstration of Clean Language in a coaching or interviewing context
  • An opportunity to get all your questions answered

Your trainer(s)

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Doris Leibold

Doris has trained in Clean Language, Symbolic and Systemic Modelling. She is passionate about sharing tools and strategies that enable people to stay empowered in difficult of situations and make decisions that are in line with their values.

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Karrie Shield

Events Coordinator

Karrie is an up-and-coming trainer for Clean Learning, so you may well meet her on one of our courses. She is a qualified coach and she runs our online practice group. She also enjoys co-ordinating our events and keeping on top of the admin.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

Thank you for this deep-going webinar. I benefitted in two ways: Professionally, I got a very good impression of Clean Language and how to determine when this method will be the right one for my clients. And I very much like the philosophy of David Grove. Personally, I had a deep insight what it needs to feel comfortable and have fun speaking English. And even while talking with you I felt an inner and symptomatic change. Wow. I was also very impressed by your attitude and clarity. Thank you. I'm now into Clean Language and I want to learn and experience more.

Frances Loumer
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InsideClean: How People Change

Immediate access for 1st three workshops in series. Next live workshop: Oct 11, 2021, all at 7:00PM UK time

Price: $197

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Description

It is twenty-five years since Penny Tompkins and James Lawley first saw remarkable therapist David Grove demonstrate Clean Language and his unique way of working with metaphor. Penny and James’s intensive study of David led to Symbolic Modelling, a method now used throughout the world in therapy, coaching, education, health, research and many other applications.

Facilitating cleanly is a craft and like all crafts there are ‘hidden’ skills that turn a technique into an art form. These series of online workshops explore what happens below the surface, behind the scenes, and inside the mind-body of some of the most experienced clean facilitators on the planet. Join us to find out how Penny and James:

  • Model symbolically
  • Decide what to pay attention to and what to ignore
  • Relate to the client, their inner world and themselves cleanly
  • Get exceptional results even though they are using the same questions as a beginner
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There are now two InsideClean series available:


Series 1 and 2

Series 1 (How do I know what question to ask?) and Series 2 (The Structure of Desire) were recorded during 2019-2020 and are now available for you to watch and learn from at your own pace. Buy both together to save money. 


Series 3: How People Change

This invaluable material for mastering the craft of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling includes four 90-minute workshops, all at 7pm UK time:

  1. The shape of things to come: What kind of change? - Feb 22nd, 2021
  2. On the cusp: What happens just before? - May 10th, 2021
  3. New territory: What’s happening now? - July 12th, 2021
  4. After effects: Then what happens? - Oct 11th, 2021

Each module includes a workshop and a pre-workshop activity to get you in the frame of mind – and lots of post-workshop resources.

Sign up and you will also get access to special bonus material not available elsewhere.


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Penny Tompkins

Penny Tompkins co-developed Symbolic Modelling and is co-author of Metaphors in Mind. She is a leader in the field of autogenic metaphor and systemic change, and is a psychotherapist registered with the UKCP.

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James Lawley

James Lawley studied with David Grove for 12 years and is the co-developer of Symbolic Modelling, and co-author of Metaphors in Mind. He teaches Symbolic Modelling to therapists, counsellors, coaches, managers and teachers throughout the world.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


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Clean for Teams

Monday 4 - Thursday 7 October 2021, 2.00pm-5.30pm (UK time) each day

Price: £410.00 (£492 inc VAT)

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Description

Clean for Teams is an entry-level workshop / webinar series for those wishing to experience Systemic Modelling - a new way for people to learn about one another in groups, enabling them to move away from contempt and competition and towards curiosity and collaboration. 

Our facilitators will treat you as though you are a ‘real’ team, encouraging you to notice patterns in yourself and others and to collaborate so that each of you is learning at your best within a diverse group. In this way, you’ll be a recipient of Systemic Modelling (rather than a facilitator) and you will gain a direct experience of the benefits and challenges of being facilitated cleanly.

You may, of course, ask any questions about what the facilitators are doing and you can expect to take away ideas for putting what you’re learning into practice with your own groups or teams.

Systemic Modelling is the brainchild of Caitlin Walker, author of From Contempt to Curiosity. When a few clean questions led her to a greater understanding of herself and a dramatic shift in her life, she decided to adapt the one-to-one therapeutic method developed by David Grove to create a robust methodology that would work for groups and organisations.

Now you can experience the power of these questions – and Caitlin’s group methodology – for yourself in this fabulous, fascinating and fast-moving 2-day workshop or via 4 x 3.5-hour interactive Zoom sessions.

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Clean Language was devised by clinical psychologist David Grove to enable people to explore their own and others’ perceptions. Rather than assume we know what someone means when they use a particular word, gesture or intonation, we can use clean questions to enquire into their experience. In a therapeutic context, David used clean questions to help people to get in touch with their unconscious metaphors and ingrained patterns underpinning their everyday experiences - and to be able to change these at a deep level.

Caitlin recognised that the information that emerges when people are asked clean questions will often be new – not just to the listener, but to the person who’s experience it is. In a group situation, everyone gets to know that information. This in turn can help people to:

  • Be more curious, deeply listen to one another, and work together in a respectful way
  • Learn about one another’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Sort out disagreements or conflicts by increasing their understanding of different perspectives
  • Clarify their thinking
  • Reveal assumptions so that conversations are held at a level everyone can understand
  • Discover hidden values
  • Build shared models of understanding

Who is it for?

  • Leaders, Coaches, Teachers, Managers, HR Professionals, Consultants, Agile Coaches
  • Youth Workers, Health Workers, Family Therapists, Team supervisors, Group Facilitators
  • Newcomers to Clean Language
  • Anyone who uses Clean Language with individuals and wants to learn how to use it with teams, groups and organisations
  • Anyone seeking their own personal development

What will I gain?

  • Learn how to ask David Grove’s clean questions to develop your own ideas and those of others.
  • Unpack your own models for processes such as decision-making, time-management and learning at your best’ – and discover the unconscious patterns you live by.
  • Identify when you are / are not in a good state for learning & creativity.
  • Detect the judgments you make about others, separate these from actual behaviours and use this information to master the art of Clean Feedback.
  • Become more aware of what needs to happen for you to stay in a good learning state - and what compromises you may have to make to ensure others can stay in theirs.
  • Design your own developmental tasks - tiny actions that can make a big difference as you step outside your comfort zone a little.
  • Find out what happens as people’s patterns emerge and when their values are compromised – this is when the tools really come into their own.
  • Learn what triggers you to go into drama, what drama position(s) you tend to take - and how you can use this information to recognise what’s important to you.
  • Learn how to use the Clean Change Cycle (outcome, action, feedback) to coach someone off the Drama Triangle.
  • Gain multiple ideas for facilitating others, whether you work with individuals or teams.
  • Learn how this methodology has been used in business, education, health and community setting
  • Receive a workbook where each model is explained and with plenty of space to write your own notes. 

Progression

You can attend this workshop as a stand-alone event. It also serves as a pre-requisite for joining our Systemic Modelling Rolling Programme for group facilitators where you can:

  • Practise leading the group
  • Build your skills in the nuances of clean group facilitation
  • Gain invaluable feedback from peers and trainers
  • Get your skills assessed and become a Certified Systemic Modeller at Level 0
  • This is followed by Level 1 where we go into more detail on all the models and how they fit together

Your trainer(s)

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Sarah Scarratt

Sarah is a certified Systemic Modelling and Clean Language facilitator with experience of working with groups and teams in education, the health service and in her own family-run business.

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Rachel Gilmore

Rachel is an ILM Level 7 coach and has a MSc in HR Development. She has spent more than 1500 hours coaching individuals, teams and organisations to enable them to (re) discover their purpose and be at their best.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

I have just completed 'Clean for Teams' and have been inspired and astounded by the power of this process. If you are a manager or leader of a group or team you will not fail to gain clarity, understanding and appreciation of this process. I felt inspired and in awe of the trainers in the way they delivered and merged the learning involved so that as participants we all learnt in the way that felt best for us individually whilst developing our understanding of the group process. Highly recommended to anyone who works with teams or aspires to in the future.

Lisa Sturge, Coach

Excellent blend of theory and practice with some useful models and techniques - and a great bunch of delegates to work with. I got lots of really practical advice from Caitlin.

Sally Bean

An excellent interactive workshop where we got to use the tools to increase learning, clarity and effective communication.

Nick Simmonds, Coach
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London Practice Group

Price: £15.00 (£18 inc VAT)


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Online via Zoom

Guest hosts

May 12th 2021 Marian Way

October 13th 2021 Penny Tompkins

December 8th 2021 Caitlin Walker


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London Practice Group

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Martina Foreman

Martina is a qualified ILM Level 5 Coach who has spent over 1,600 hours coaching around 200 neuro-diverse clients across London. Together with Kat, she runs the London Practice Group.

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Kat Elliott

Kat has trained in Symbolic and Systemic Modelling for over 4 years and uses her skills in business settings. Together with Martina, she runs the London Practice Group


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Online via Zoom

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Hampshire Practice Group

Price: £8.33 (£9.996 inc VAT)


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Hampshire Practice Group

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.

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Clean Language Online Practice Group

Price: £8.33 (£9.996 inc VAT)


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Online Practice Group

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Karrie Shield

Events Coordinator

Karrie is an up-and-coming trainer for Clean Learning, so you may well meet her on one of our courses. She is a qualified coach and she runs our online practice group. She also enjoys co-ordinating our events and keeping on top of the admin.


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Online via Zoom